Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Making it Count...{1}






I'm joining Sarah and Pam today in their new Making it Count series. I don't really spend a lot of time online, but I spend enough. I like the concept of making my time count for something.





I love to make baby quilts to give my friends. I feel like a quilt says "you are worth time spent on something meaningful," and I love that a baby might keep a quilt close for many, many years (My 20-year-old son still has a baby quilt. He no longer sleeps with it ;-) but he still has it.). My husband's little four-year-old niece just called me a couple weeks ago to tell me that she was taking the quilt I made her as a newborn to "share day" at day care for the letters "Qu."What a cutey. I just love that!

A dear online friend recently became a grandma again, to a tiny little girl. My friend's daughter is a young and very chic mama, so I wanted to make something that she would be pleased to use -- something that matched her style. I hope she likes this quilt. It's a rag style quilt, and I have made others before, but never in such vibrant colors. I saw one at The Crafty Blog Stalker recently and it really made me want to make one again. This quilt screams "I'm a girl!" and the colors are so fresh and springy.



I also decided to make a little mini diaper bag to match, and as you can see, I sewed a little of Our Blessed Mother inside, just for extra blessings.



14 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love the matching bag and that you added a Mary medal into it! Just what a mama needs ~ extra blessings!!

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  2. Sew cute!! ;)

    I LOVE the colors you chose. Very girly, indeed. And the added OLG medal is a lovely touch, Barbara. I've come to expect such beauty from you, but this gift set is especially stylish and thoughtful. Well done.

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  3. I love your quilts. They are so precious and for sure a keepsake for many years.

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  4. Oh, I have to have another baby now for sure!! (hahah) Love the rag style!

    I love your quilts too, they are all made with such yummy colors and you get lots of Hail Mary's every time I look at them!!

    I really like the added medal inside the bag, what a special extra blessing!

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  5. These are lovely! I really love the fabric.

    (and p.s. I know you said you were having a hard time with your comments "sticking" on other blogs. I found all your comments in my spam comment box. Weird, yes? I didn't realize they weren't posting, because I was reading them in my email. Anyway, I have no idea why they are going to spam, but I wanted you to know that I fished them all out and put them where they go. :)

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  6. That's a really pretty quilt, Barbara! (And just so you know, 3 year old Tommy still sleeps under his baby quilt every night, even though he's moved into a big boy bed, with a big boy blanket.) :-)

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  7. Lovely projects, Barbara! As you noted, the colors are fabulous. And adding in the Blessed Mother is Brilliant!

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  8. I love that girly quilt!! And I am lucky enough to have two of your girly quilts in my own house, which my daughters dearly love. :)

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  9. How thoughtful! You are a great example for us all.

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  10. So beautiful! Some of my most cherished possessions are handmade gifts so I think it's lovely to do what you do.

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  11. Those are so pretty. I love that you added our Blessed Mother. What a sweet and simple, yet oh so meaningful touch.

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  12. Oh my goodness! I feel like I've just had a sneak peak of something I'm not supposed to see. I am very humbled to catch up here, feel so very blessed to have read this post though. Love and Hugs my friend. Our Blessed Mother has been instrumental in my daughter's pregnancy, and continues to be of course, such a wonderful touch to add the medal. Lump in throat, going to leave you with love and hugs now. Thank you! xox :)

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I appreciate your comments -- sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself!